If you're not familiar with all the welding and cutting processes or basic terminology, the following information can make choosing a machine much easier.
Follow the directions and you'll soon find the criteria that makes a Miller welder or plasma cutter just right for you.
1. Understanding Welding and Cutting Processes
The most common welding processes are Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or Stick
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG
, a wire welding process), Flux Cored
(FCAW, also a wire welding process) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG
). The two most common cutting and gouging
processes are Air Carbon Arc Gouging (CAC
) and Air Plasma Arc Cutting (plasma